Commanders owner Daniel Snyder: A resident of England?
In more news that could mean the end of Daniel Snyder’s tenure as owner of the Washington Commanders comes this finding by Mark Maske, Nicki Jhabvala and Liz Clarke of The Washington Post.
Per Maske, Jhabvala and Clarke, in a recent filing, Snyder was asked for which country or state in which he is “usually a resident,” and Snyder’s response was an interesting one: England.
Here’s a bit more from the Post story:
The certificate of incorporation of a private limited company for Snyder UK Investments Limited was filed Nov. 21 with the registrar of companies for England and Wales. Snyder and his wife, Tanya, the co-CEO of the Commanders, are listed as company directors. For both, the country or state of which they are “usually” a resident is listed as England.
Here’s the interesting part. Nov. 21 is just 19 days after the initial report revealing that the Snyder family was exploring potential transactions for the Commanders.
Could it be a coincidence? Sure. Does it mean anything regarding a sale of the team? Possibly not. However, it is curious.
Snyder is a longtime resident of the DMV, having grown up in Maryland’s Montgomery County and graduated high school in Rockville. He has made his primary residence in Potomac, Md., since 2001 and bought a home in Virginia in 2021. He owns other properties in Virginia and Colorado.
The report also states that sources confirmed to The Washington Post that the Snyders have long owned property in England. The Commanders declined to comment.
The first round of bids recently came in for the Commanders, which were quite high. Still, it doesn’t necessarily mean Snyder will sell the team — or part of the team.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is said to have an interest in buying the Commanders with music mogul Jay-Z as an investor.
The Commanders are 7-8-1 and were eliminated from the playoffs after Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns. Legendary former head coach Joe Gibbs was in attendance for Sunday’s game as the franchise honored “The Hogs.” Interestingly, Gibbs was not seen with Snyder, which is a departure from any time Gibbs returns to Washington for a game. Of course, that doesn’t mean Snyder didn’t see Gibbs, but they weren’t spotted sitting together in the press box.
Washington hosts the Dallas Cowboys in the season finale next Sunday.